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 Post subject: Side Grain Rosettes
PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:36 pm 
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This is what I do side grain rosettes. I've gotten tips from Al Carruth and William Cumpiano and I've come up with what works for me.

I start with cutting strips of veneer across the grain. These can be flimsy so you have to handle them carefully. It's nice if these are 7-8 inches long, but you can make shorter logs and use two.

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I do the same with the cutoff ends of backs. These might be cut in different shapes.

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Then I glue the veneer strips and/or cutoff strips together with gap filling CA. I like the low odor stuff.

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I might saw these initial glued-up strips in different shapes or not, but then I glue them together to make a log.

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Then I sand the edges and try to put in the taper that will fit the tiles in a circle. I slice about three of the tiles on a band saw by holding the log against the fence pushing it through with a push board.

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Then I cut out a channel in my top and try them out. If the taper is good, I cut the rest of the tiles, otherwise I make adjustments. I like to number them and keep them in order. I sand the bottoms flat. Then I start gluing them in the channel. I use LMI white to glue them in but whatever you use to glue in your rosettes will probably work. I hold the tiles down with my drill press until the glue grabs. I made a little caul that fits in my fly cutter, so I can do the whole operation at once.

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After they are all glued in place, I cut the the groove for the outside arc of the rosette with a bit the size of the purfling I want to use. That cleans up any irregularities I might have. Then I cut out a hole for the inside arc which I bind. I put in my purfling and I'm done except for the usual scraping.

I used polygon tiles for my endless martini rosette.

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 Post subject: Re: Side Grain Rosettes
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 4:00 am 
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Excellent tutorial Ken. You're going to get a lot of people thanking you for that one.


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 Post subject: Re: Side Grain Rosettes
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 9:29 am 
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Very nice tutorial Ken. Easy to see and understand. Thanks for posting it. [clap] [clap] [clap]

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 Post subject: Re: Side Grain Rosettes
PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:29 pm 
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Beautiful work Ken, thank you for for sharing.

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 Post subject: Re: Side Grain Rosettes
PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 12:54 am 
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Beautiful rosettes Ken!

Thanks for sharing your efforts! This gives me all kinds of ideas on building my own now :)

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 Post subject: Re: Side Grain Rosettes
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Thanks for sharing that with us. I've been wanting to try something like.


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Thank you very much for sharing, I look forward to learning here at OLF


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 Post subject: Re: Side Grain Rosettes
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